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Owner description: The Sacro Monte was built on the initiative of Blessed Bernardino Caimi, who, returning from the Holy Land (the late 1400s), wanted to recreate in small places of Palestine. At...
moreOwner description: The Sacro Monte was built on the initiative of Blessed Bernardino Caimi, who, returning from the Holy Land (the late 1400s), wanted to recreate in small places of Palestine. At seventy years later the project was also interested S. Carlo Borromeo, which gave new impetus to the work and called it "New Jerusalem". The complex of buildings, some fifty was built over a few centuries. Each chapel is, with frescoes (4,000 figures) and groups of statues (400), scenes from the life of Jesus and Mary. Among the most important artists who worked in Varallo's Gaudenzio Ferrari, who worked with the founder to start the Monte S.: His is the great chapel of the Crucifixion. The Holy Mount of Varallo, the beauty of the place, for his testimony of faith and art, is a unique monument of its kind.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Sacred & Religious Sites
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